The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
Size of a lens is an important deciding factor when comparing two lenses.Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR is the longer of the two lenses at 155mm. The Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 with a length of 111mm is 44mm shorter. On the other hand, there is no difference between the max diameters of these lenses, both coming at 88mm.
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 weighs 905g, which means it is 165g (15%) lighter than the Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR which has a weight of 1070g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for size comparison purposes.
Standard Zoom Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount for Size Comparison
Both Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and Nikon 24-70mm F2.8E ED VR has the same Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Tamron 24-70mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 is also available in Canon EF mount.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 24-70mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.